Saturday, January 4, 2020

366 Books Day 4 - The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

Day 4/366

I have hunted for books to help Logan through his grief. And process our loss. In all my time of hunting, I only just found this book in creating this list. Jeffers takes you on an adventure of a little girl who has experienced loss. The empty chair. And to protect herself from grief, she put her heart in a bottle. Instead of allowing the emotions of processing the grief, she became focused only on what was missing. By locking up her loss, she locks away the delight of each day. It is not until she is much older that she realizes what she is missing. A wonderful book on the realities of grief, and the truth of moving through it, verse hiding from it.

We will donate the copies of this book to be given to fellow bereaved families with surviving children. As this books will be a wonderful addition to help explain loss and grief to a child in the most simple of ways.
"She took delight in finding new things. Until the day she found an empty chair. Feeling unsure the girl thought the best thing was to put her heart in a safe place. Just for the time being, so she put it in a bottle and hung it around her neck. And that seemed to fix things at first."

YouTube reading of The Heart and the Bottle

Grades : PreK - 3
Ages : 4 - 8
This book can be purchased for donation from our Wish List: 366 Days of Books Wish List
Please ship all books to :
Forever Got Your Six : Sammy
1300 S Watson Rd A114 PMB338
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Paypal link : - please notate Book Drive

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